Public pools are required to have a permit from the Health Department. Proposed projects will require the Maryland Department of Health and local Environmental Health Department approval before applying for the pool permit.
The development, remodeling, maintenance, and permitting of these facilities can be complex. It is recommended to contact our office at (410) 479-8045 to discuss plans early in the process and to be connected with the State office.
Public Pools must have a Certified Pool Operator, who must apply to our office.
Your Worker’s Compensation Insurance Certificate must accompany the application and the required fee must be paid before inspection can be scheduled.
Renewal applications are sent out in April or May. All pools requiring a permit to operate must have a pre-opening inspection before a renewal permit will be issued.
If you are proposing a pool for private use only on a property that is served by a private well and/or septic system, a Water/Sewer Verification must be completed before the construction permit for the pool will be processed by the Caroline County Department of Planning and Codes.
Note: If you have a private pool that you wish to rent for a commercial purpose, you are encouraged to check with the Caroline County Department of Planning and Codes regarding any applicable requirements.
Mobile Home Parks are permitted and inspected by the Health Department.
If you are planning to move or locate a mobile home into one of these parks, prior approval from this office is required.
Applications can be obtained directly from the Mobile Home Park Office because the park manager must sign the application prior to its submission to Environmental Health. The development, remodeling, maintenance, and permitting of these facilities can be complex. It is recommended to contact our office at (410) 479-8045 to discuss plans early in the process.
A site plan and floor plan must accompany the application, along with the fee listed on the application.
Applications may take up to 30 days to process.
Public camps, parks and natural bathing beaches are licensed and inspected by Environmental Health.
The development, remodeling, maintenance, and permitting of these facilities can be complex. It is recommended that those who wish to develop new public camps, parks, and beaches contact our office at (410) 479-8045 to discuss their plans early in the process.
If you have concerns about the safety or environmental condition of a public camp, park, or beach, contact our office at (410) 479-8045.
New camps will require Health Department review before a camp application can be accepted. A scaled site plan showing location of existing property lines, existing well(s) and septic system(s) and proposed campsites, bathhouses, restrooms, etc. will be required.
Maryland’s Beaches Program was established to protect the health of visitors to public bathing beaches. This program is administered by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Local health departments are responsible for monitoring and notifying the public about the health of Maryland’s beaches. Maryland’s beach season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Visit the Maryland Healthy Beaches website for current conditions of mall Maryland beaches, including status, advisories, and rainfall data.